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Inequality and the Possibility of Storytelling

Presented by City of Asylum at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh PA

Nov 17 2017
Inequality and the Possibility of Storytelling

Acclaimed essayist Garnette Cadogan and famed editor John Freeman in a discussion about how storytelling can help shape a new politics of optimism.

We live in a world of growing nationalism and breath-taking inequalities. In literary culture this dynamic turns into an attitude that writing from beyond US borders as somehow marginal. What are we missing? And how can it help us see the ailing country all around us? Waves of new writers from Argentina, China, Jamaica and beyond are infusing contemporary letters with a new snap. The fourth issue of the acclaimed literary anthology Freeman’s, The Future of New Writing, celebrates this moment

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City of Asylum @ Alphabet City

40 W. North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA


Safe and convenient parking for City of Asylum @ Alphabet City (40 W. North Avenue) is available at the Federal North Garage (1231 Federal Street) located on Federal Street behind the Masonic Building.


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